I animated on this beautiful stop-frame film, commissioned by Corona Mexico and Observatory, directed by Nicolas Menard and produced by Nexus Studios. Inspired by the art of Pedro Friedeberg, this film illustrates complex histological events boiled down into 4'x3' dioramas. We worked with Andy Gent’s team (Isle of Dogs) at Arch Model Studio to design, create and animate a cast of 71 miniature characters, 8 detailed sets and 350 individually made miniature glass bottles. The music is composed by Bridget Samuels and recorded at Air Studios. 

Check out the making of:

Client: Corona, Mexico.
Chief Executive Officer: Carlos Lisboa 
BU Chief of Marketing: Carlos Ranero 
Brand Marketing Manager: Clarissa Pantoja
Communications Manager: Alejandro Gershberg
Connections Director: Javier Garcia 
Experiential Marketing Manager: Rodolfo Vargas 
Content Marketing Manager: Cesar Alcantara 
Project Leader: Susana Medina

Agency: Observatory Marketing
Co-Chief Creative Officer: Todd Hunter
Creative Directors: Jessica Hundley & Nicole McDonald
Head of Production: Chris Totushek
Producer: Lula Fotis
Senior Brand Director: Erin Heyns
Brand Executive: Mack Montague

Production Company: Nexus Studios
ECD / Co-Founder: Chris O’Reilly

Director: Nicolas Ménard
Executive Producer: Luisa Murray
Producer: Jo Bierton
Production Manager: Rebecca Archer
Lead / Supervisor: Nico Domerego
Art Director: Jack Cunningham
Character Design: James Graham
Graphic Design: Cecilia Serafini
Design: Jamie Jones & Sarah Deane
Environment Design: Callum Strachan & Antoine Perez
Character Modellers: Andy Hickinbottom & Matt Clark
3D Generalists: Heloise Courtois, Victori Jalabert, Maxime Dartois, Zach Pindolia, Jerémie Cottard, Chloe Plat
2D Animation: Isaac Holland & Duncan Gist

Director of Photography: Malcolm Hadley
Camera Assistant: Mark Swaffield 
Gaffer: Tim O'connell 
Moco: Stuart Galloway
Rigging: Justin Pentecost
Spark: Max Milner
Strike Spark: Daniel Ansell

Puppet and Set Fabrication: Andy Gent
Art Department: Marina Ralph, Mick Chippington, Josie Corben, Magda Madra, Sofia Serrano, Mark Fisher, Vaida Klimaviciute, Claudia Brignalezi, Angela Pang, Louise Pratt, Andrew Saunders, Tom James, Gavin Richards, Claire Middleton, Claudia Brugnaletti, Jade Gerrard, Clea Raguideau, Angela Chorlton, Roy Bell, Annick Bosson, Beth Quinton, Fiona Stewart, Grant Humberstone, Ola Kucharska, Michael Nowacki, Mitch Barnes, Colin Armitage, Duncan Mude

Practical Lighting: Gary Welch
Runner: Chiara De Propis
Stop Frame Lead Animator: Tobias Fouracre
Stop Frame Animators: Matthew Cooper & Max Martin
BTS Cameraman: Thomas Heleta & Mark Van Heusden
BTS Photographer: Jacob Robinson
First Aid: Darren Boyling

Post Production: Freefolk
Lead Flame Artist: Steve Murgatroyd
Flame Artists: Brandon Danowski & Andy Copping
Nuke Artist: Rob Sheridan
Colourist: Duncan Russell
Post Producer: Laura Ricketts

Shooting Studio: Black Island
Lighting Equipment: Panalux
Camera Equipment: Clapham Road Studios

Editor: David Slade
Assistant Editor: Bruno Collins
Music: Bridget Samuels
Sound Design And Mix: Barking Owl